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20 years ago:

The CLG consisted of representatives of the institutes of architects, quantity surveyors, builders and professionals and consulting engineers, as well as the Contractors’ and Master Builders’ federations, BRANZ and the NZ Institute of Building.

The CLG had been annoyed at SNZ developing joint standards with Australia without being involved in those standards affecting it.

15 years ago:

He said while there had been differences between him and the Federation’s board, “the parting had been by mutual agreement”, and that he remained supportive of the aims and directions of the organistion.

Mr Allsebrook signed off in a Building Today Letter to the Editor, saying his nine years at the helm had been “extremely challenging, and enjoyable and rewarding most of the time”.

“I have had to call on every ounce of resolve and determination to implement changes due to the reluctance of some industry participants to change, and others who simply believed they knew everything.

“We had to leave others behind who refused to change whilst we, regrettably, stood on a few toes too. You do not achieve the radical changes we implemented without some casualties,” he said in the letter.

10 years ago:

The RMBF urged members to make a submission to help ensure final decisions on which work was “restricted”, and who was licensed were sensible and workable.

5 years ago:

He said it had to send the right messages to reinforce correct behaviours right through the building process, including decisions made by the home owner.

“If the Government intervenes too much and tries to completely protect the property owner by implementing a fool-proof regime, then the system will fail. No system is that good.

“Quality decisions based on quality information are imperative, and if individuals are armed with that knowledge then half the battle is won.
“We look forward to continuing to work with the Government to implement a licensing system that is simple and fit for purpose,” Mr Quinn said.

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